25 Oct 2020 | Curated News

Design and Sound during Lockdown – Daiwa Foundation

The pandemic has forced the closure of many entertainment venues during the lockdown. Cities have become quieter spaces and people have been cut off from many familiar sounds, changing our interactions with the outside world. In this webinar chaired by Nick Luscombe, Yuri Suzuki will investigate the relationship between humans and sound, and he will be exploring how our relationship to sound since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Gemma Curtin will talk about the Electronic – From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers exhibition, and how it is one of the few opportunities to experience the atmosphere and sound of live music presentation during these times. Source: Design and Sound during Lockdown - Daiwa Foundation

13 Oct 2020 | Curated News

One of the world’s quietest places is an urban park in Taiwan; meet the scientist on a mission to identify and preserve others | South China Morning Post

Nature sounds are as important as clean air and water for health, says an acoustic ecologist whose non-profit is seeking out the world’s quiet places, on land and sea, and in cities, in order to preserve them. Source: One of the world’s quietest places is an urban park in Taiwan; meet the scientist on a mission to identify and preserve others | South China Morning Post

29 Sep 2020 | Curated News

The Art & Origins of Running Across Paris Rooftops

For those with a fear of heights, consider this your one and only warning to avert your eyes. For those who can't look away, join us on the rooftops of Paris, where we'd like to start by introducing you to a modern-day 'Buster Keaton' daredevil... View this post on Instag Source: The Art & Origins of Running Across Paris Rooftops

29 Sep 2020 | Curated News

Telepathy without the internet – JVC

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, governments, companies, and institutions across the world have resurrected the ghost of technocratic optimism that dominated the twentieth century. Source: Telepathy without the internet - JVC

28 Sep 2020 | Curated News

A Walk Around Carlisle in 1975 – Flashbak

“And, finally, I condemn them perpetually to the deep pit of hell, there to remain with Lucifer and all his fellows, and their bodies to the gallows of Burrow moor, first to be hanged, then ripped and torn by dogs, swine, and other wild beasts, abominable to all the world. And their candle (light of … Continue reading "A Walk Around Carlisle in 1975" Source: A Walk Around Carlisle in 1975 - Flashbak

12 Sep 2020 | Curated News

Sounds of the Forest: A Free Audio Archive Gathers the Sounds of Forests from All Over the World | Open Culture

Some of my fondest memories are of hiking the Olympic National Forest in Washington State and the forests of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, seeking the kind of silence one can only find in busy ecosystems full of birds, insects, woodland creatures, rustling leaves, etc. Source: Sounds of the Forest: A Free Audio Archive Gathers the Sounds of Forests from All Over the World | Open Culture

05 Sep 2020 | Curated News

Facebook Highlights Audio as a Key Part of its AR Glasses Plans

It’s no secret that Facebook has an interest in virtual and augmented reality, but today, the company published a deep dive into the audio component of this emerging tech. Put simply, Facebook’s trying real hard to make “smart audio” a thing. Source: Facebook Highlights Audio as a Key Part of its AR Glasses Plans